East Rutherford, New Jersey

East Rutherford is a borough in Bergen County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It is an inner-ring suburb of New York City, located 7 miles (11 km) west of Midtown Manhattan. As of the 2020 United States census, the borough's population was 10,022,[9][10] an increase of 1,109 (+12.4%) from the 2010 census count of 8,913,[19][20] which in turn reflected an increase of 197 (+2.3%) from the 8,716 counted in the 2000 census.[21]

East Rutherford, New Jersey
Top, left to right: East Rutherford Municipal Building, MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands Arena, and Meadowlands Sports Complex
Top, left to right: East Rutherford Municipal Building, MetLife Stadium, Meadowlands Arena, and Meadowlands Sports Complex
Official seal of East Rutherford, New Jersey
Location of East Rutherford in Bergen County highlighted in red (left). Inset map: Location of Bergen County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (right).
Location of East Rutherford in Bergen County highlighted in red (left). Inset map: Location of Bergen County in New Jersey highlighted in orange (right).
Census Bureau map of East Rutherford, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of East Rutherford, New Jersey
East Rutherford is located in Bergen County, New Jersey
East Rutherford
East Rutherford
Location in Bergen County
East Rutherford is located in New Jersey
East Rutherford
East Rutherford
Location in New Jersey
East Rutherford is located in the United States
East Rutherford
East Rutherford
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°49′02″N 74°05′06″W / 40.817097°N 74.085024°W / 40.817097; -74.085024[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
CountyBergen
IncorporatedApril 17, 1889 (as Boiling Springs township)
ReincorporatedMarch 28, 1894 (as East Rutherford)
Government
 • TypeBorough
 • BodyBorough Council
 • MayorJeffrey Lahullier (D, term ends December 31, 2023)[3][4]
 • Municipal clerkDanielle Lorenc[5]
Area
 • Total4.04 sq mi (10.47 km2)
 • Land3.71 sq mi (9.61 km2)
 • Water0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)  8.14%
 • Rank295th of 565 in state
20th of 70 in county[1]
Elevation3 ft (0.9 m)
Population
 • Total10,022
 • Estimate 
(2022)[9][11]
10,397
 • Rank244th of 565 in state
40th of 70 in county[12]
 • Density2,699.9/sq mi (1,042.4/km2)
  • Rank239th of 565 in state
46th of 70 in county[12]
Time zoneUTC−05:00 (Eastern EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−04:00 (Eastern EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)201 and 551
FIPS code3400319510[1][15][16]
GNIS feature ID0885201[1][17]
School districtEast Rutherford School District
Websitewww.eastrutherfordnj.net
American Dream Meadowlands shopping and entertainment complex hosts approximately 200 commercial tenants as of December 2021.[18]

Under the terms of an act of the New Jersey Legislature on April 17, 1889, a portion of the old Union Township was incorporated under the name of Boiling Springs Township.[22] The new township took its name from a spring in the community. On March 28, 1894, the Borough of East Rutherford was created, based on the results of a referendum held the previous day, and Boiling Springs Township was dissolved.[22] While there was no change in its borders, the name and form of government were changed.[22][23] The borough was the second formed during the "Boroughitis" phenomenon then sweeping through Bergen County, in which 26 boroughs were formed in the county in 1894 alone.[24]

East Rutherford is the home of the Meadowlands Sports Complex, which includes Meadowlands Arena and MetLife Stadium, and used to be the location of Giants Stadium. The arena is best known as the former home of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League and of the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association, and for hosting college basketball, arena football, concerts, and other events. MetLife Stadium is home of the New York Giants and New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL), the New York Guardians of the XFL, and hosted Super Bowl XLVIII, which made East Rutherford the smallest city ever to host a Super Bowl. East Rutherford will be one of 16 venues chosen to host games for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, with matches, including the final being played at MetLife Stadium, which will be called 2026 FIFA World Cup final will be played at MetLife Stadium, aka New York New Jersey Stadium during the tournament.[25][26] Giants Stadium, which hosted the Giants and Jets until 2009, was also the original home of the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer. East Rutherford is the only municipality with fewer than 10,000 residents to have been home to five professional sports teams simultaneously,[27] as well as the smallest city to host any professional sports team within its city limits.[citation needed]

The borough is also the site of American Dream Meadowlands, a large shopping center and entertainment complex that was originally named "Xanadu" which opened on October 25, 2019.[28]

Geography edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough had a total area of 4.04 square miles (10.47 km2), including 3.71 square miles (9.61 km2) of land and 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2) of water (8.14%).[1][2]

East Rutherford is bounded on the north by the boroughs of Carlstadt and Wallington and to the south by the borough of Rutherford in Bergen County; by Secaucus in Hudson County; and by Passaic in Passaic County.[29][30][31] The Passaic River is the western boundary, and the Hackensack River is the eastern boundary. The area in which East Rutherford is located is the valley of the Passaic and Hackensack rivers.

Carlton Hill is an unincorporated community located within the township.[32]

Demographics edit

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
18901,438
19002,64083.6%
19104,27561.9%
19205,46327.8%
19307,08029.6%
19407,2682.7%
19507,4382.3%
19607,7694.5%
19708,5369.9%
19807,849−8.0%
19907,9020.7%
20008,71610.3%
20108,9132.3%
202010,02212.4%
2022 (est.)10,397[9][11]3.7%
Population sources:
1890–1920[33] 1890[34] 1890–1910[35]
1910–1930[36] 1900–2020[37][38]
2000[39][40] 2010[19][20] 2020[9][10]

2010 census edit

The 2010 United States census counted 8,913 people, 3,792 households, and 2,226 families in the borough. The population density was 2,403.2 per square mile (927.9/km2). There were 4,018 housing units at an average density of 1,083.4 per square mile (418.3/km2). The racial makeup was 73.04% (6,510) White, 4.50% (401) Black or African American, 0.22% (20) Native American, 13.93% (1,242) Asian, 0.03% (3) Pacific Islander, 5.83% (520) from other races, and 2.43% (217) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.54% (1,563) of the population.[19]

Of the 3,792 households, 24.2% had children under the age of 18; 42.9% were married couples living together; 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present and 41.3% were non-families. Of all households, 33.5% were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.06.[19]

18.1% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.8 years. For every 100 females, the population had 93.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 92.5 males.[19]

The Census Bureau's 2006–2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $62,471 (with a margin of error of +/− $8,225) and the median family income was $71,357 (+/− $10,225). Males had a median income of $57,511 (+/− $8,669) versus $48,502 (+/− $2,269) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,467 (+/− $2,752). About 5.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 13.4% of those age 65 or over.[41]

Same-sex couples headed 19 households in 2010, a decline from the 27 counted in 2000.[42]

2000 census edit

As of the 2000 United States census,[15] there were 8,716 people, 3,644 households, and 2,157 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,289.1 inhabitants per square mile (883.8/km2). There were 3,771 housing units at an average density of 990.4 per square mile (382.4/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 79.68% White, 3.72% African American, 0.11% Native American, 10.69% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 3.21% from other races, and 2.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 10.65% of the population.[39][40]

There were 3,644 households, out of which 25.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.8% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 3.05.[39][40]

In the borough, the age distribution of the population shows 19.4% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 36.5% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.[39][40] The median income for a household in the borough was $50,163, and the median income for a family was $59,583. Males had a median income of $40,798 versus $36,047 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,072. About 7.4% of families and 9.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.1% of those under age 18 and 11.6% of those age 65 or over.[39][40]

Economy edit

East Rutherford is home to the Hudson Group, a retailer which operates a chain of newsstands, bookstores, fast food restaurants, and other retail stores chiefly at airports and train stations.[43] Contract manufacturing organization Cambrex Corporation is based in East Rutherford.

The East Rutherford Operations Center handles currency in the area covered by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a task that includes removing and destroying 5 million currency notes every day.[44]

The Dawn Bible Students Association moved to East Rutherford in 1944. The organization has a worldwide outreach and publishes many Bible-based books as well as The Dawn magazine.[45]

Government edit

Local government edit

East Rutherford is governed under the borough form of New Jersey municipal government, which is used in 218 municipalities (of the 564) statewide, making it the most common form of government in New Jersey.[46] The governing body is comprised of a mayor and a borough council, with all positions elected at-large on a partisan basis as part of the November general election. A mayor is elected directly by the voters to a four-year term of office. The borough council is comprised of six members elected to serve three-year terms on a staggered basis, with two seats coming up for election each year in a three-year cycle.[6] The borough form of government used by East Rutherford is a "weak mayor / strong council" government in which council members act as the legislative body with the mayor presiding at meetings and voting only in the event of a tie. The mayor can veto ordinances subject to an override by a two-thirds majority vote of the council. The mayor makes committee and liaison assignments for council members, and most appointments are made by the mayor with the advice and consent of the council.[47][48]

As of 2023, East Rutherford's Mayor is Democrat Jeffrey Lahullier, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023.[3] The borough council members are Council President George W. Cronk (D, 2025), Daniel Alvarez Jr. (D, 2024), Jason Bulger (D, 2025), Michael C. Lorusso (D, 2024), Edward C. Ravettine (D, 2023), and Saverio "Sam" Stallone (D, 2023).[49][50][51][52][53][54][55]

Federal, state and county representation edit

East Rutherford is located in the 9th Congressional District[56] and is part of New Jersey's 36th state legislative district.[57][58][59]

For the 118th United States Congress, New Jersey's 9th congressional district is represented by Bill Pascrell (D, Paterson).[60][61]

New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027)[62] and Bob Menendez (Englewood Cliffs, term ends 2025).[63][64] For the 2024-2025 session, the 36th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Paul Sarlo (D, Wood-Ridge) and in the General Assembly by Clinton Calabrese (D, Cliffside Park) and Gary Schaer (D, Passaic).[65]

Bergen County is governed by a directly elected County Executive, with legislative functions performed by a Board of County Commissioners comprised of seven members who are elected at-large to three-year terms in partisan elections on a staggered basis, with either two or three seats coming up for election each November; a Chairman and Vice Chairman are selected from among its seven members at a reorganization meeting held every January. As of 2024, the county executive is James J. Tedesco III (D, Paramus), whose four-year term of office ends December 31, 2026.[66]

Bergen County's Commissioners are: Thomas J. Sullivan Jr. (D, Montvale, 2025),[67] Chair Germaine M. Ortiz (D, Emerson, 2025),[68] Joan Voss (D, Fort Lee, 2026),[69] Vice Chair Mary J. Amoroso (D, Mahwah, 2025),[70] Rafael Marte (D, Bergenfield, 2026),[71] Steven A. Tanelli (D, North Arlington, 2024)[72] and Tracy Silna Zur (D, Franklin Lakes, 2024).[73][74][75][76][77][78][79][80]

Bergen County's constitutional officials are: Clerk John S. Hogan (D, Northvale, 2026),[81][82] Sheriff Anthony Cureton (D, Englewood, 2024)[83][84] and Surrogate Michael R. Dressler (D, Cresskill, 2026).[85][86][76][87]

Politics edit

As of March 2011, there were a total of 4,484 registered voters in East Rutherford, of which 1,233 (27.5% vs. 31.7% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,190 (26.5% vs. 21.1%) were registered as Republicans and 2,058 (45.9% vs. 47.1%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens.[88] Among the borough's 2010 Census population, 50.3% (vs. 57.1% in Bergen County) were registered to vote, including 61.5% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 73.7% countywide).[88][89]

In the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton received 1,918 votes (50.1% vs. 54.2% countywide), ahead of Republican Donald Trump with 1,740 votes (45.5% vs. 41.1% countywide) and other candidates with 169 votes (4.4% vs. 4.6% countywide), among the 3,871 ballots cast by the borough's 5,380 registered voters for a turnout of 71.9% (vs. 72.5% in Bergen County).[90] In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 1,859 votes (59.7% vs. 54.8% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 1,340 votes (43.0% vs. 43.5%) and other candidates with 48 votes (1.5% vs. 0.9%), among the 3,115 ballots cast by the borough's 4,845 registered voters, for a turnout of 64.3% (vs. 70.4% in Bergen County).[91][92] In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 1,888 votes (51.8% vs. 53.9% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 1,660 votes (45.5% vs. 44.5%) and other candidates with 54 votes (1.5% vs. 0.8%), among the 3,647 ballots cast by the borough's 4,911 registered voters, for a turnout of 74.3% (vs. 76.8% in Bergen County).[93][94] In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 1,641 votes (49.6% vs. 51.7% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 1,613 votes (48.7% vs. 47.2%) and other candidates with 30 votes (0.9% vs. 0.7%), among the 3,309 ballots cast by the borough's 4,634 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.4% (vs. 76.9% in the whole county).[95]

In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 59.4% of the vote (1,205 cast), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 38.7% (785 votes), and other candidates with 1.8% (37 votes), among the 2,111 ballots cast by the borough's 4,596 registered voters (84 ballots were spoiled), for a turnout of 45.9%.[96][97] In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,004 votes (48.2% vs. 45.8% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 919 votes (44.1% vs. 48.0%), Independent Chris Daggett with 112 votes (5.4% vs. 4.7%) and other candidates with 17 votes (0.8% vs. 0.5%), among the 2,082 ballots cast by the borough's 4,709 registered voters, yielding a 44.2% turnout (vs. 50.0% in the county).[98]

Education edit

Public school students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade attend the East Rutherford School District.[99] As of the 2022–23 school year, the district, comprised of three schools, had an enrollment of 750 students and 78.9 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 9.5:1.[100] Schools in the district (with 2022–23 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[101]) are McKenzie School[102] with 373 students in grades PreK–3, Lincoln School[103] with 152 students in grades 4–5, and Alfred S. Faust School[104] with 215 students in grades 6–8.[105][106]

For grades ninth through twelfth grades, public school students attend the Becton Regional High School in East Rutherford, which serves high school students from both Carlstadt and East Rutherford as part of the Carlstadt-East Rutherford Regional School District, along with students from Maywood, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[107] As of the 2022–23 school year, the school had an enrollment of 771 students and 58.5 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 13.2:1.[108] Seats on the high school district's nine-member board of education are allocated based on the population of the constituent municipalities, with five seats allocated to East Rutherford.[109]

Public school students from the borough, and all of Bergen County, are eligible to attend the secondary education programs offered by the Bergen County Technical Schools, which include the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, and the Bergen Tech campus in Teterboro or Paramus. The district offers programs on a shared-time or full-time basis, with admission based on a selective application process and tuition covered by the student's home school district.[110][111]

Emergency services edit

Police edit

The East Rutherford Police Department provides emergency and protective services to the borough of East Rutherford.

It consists of a Patrol Division, Detective Bureau, Traffic Division, Juvenile Division, and Records Bureau.

The Chief of Police is Dennis M. Rivelli.[112]

Fire edit

The East Rutherford Fire Department (ERFD) is an all-volunteer fire department. The ERFD was organized in 1894 and consists of a chief and three assistant chiefs. There are three fire stations. The department is staffed by eighty fully trained firefighters. The ERFD utilizes two Engines, a Ladder truck, a Heavy Rescue, and a Quint. The ERFD also provides emergency medical service to the borough.[113]

  • Engine 1 2008 Sutphen 1750/750/20F
  • Engine 2 2008 Sutphen 1750/750/20F
  • Engine 3 2008 Sutphen 2000/500/75' Midmount Quint
  • Ladder 1 2008 Sutphen 2000/300/100' Aerial Tower
  • Rescue 4 2010 International/Sutphen 500/300/20F

Transportation edit

Roads and highways edit

 
Interstate 95, the New Jersey Turnpike's Western Spur, heading southbound in East Rutherford

As of May 2010, the borough had a total of 30.53 miles (49.13 km) of roadways, of which 20.21 miles (32.52 km) were maintained by the municipality, 4.20 miles (6.76 km) by Bergen County and 4.44 miles (7.15 km) by the New Jersey Department of Transportation and 1.68 miles (2.70 km) by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.[114]

State Routes include Route 17, Route 120 and Route 3. The only interstate that passes through and serves East Rutherford is Interstate 95 (the New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur) at Exit 16W.

Public transportation edit

Rutherford station,[115] which is located on the Rutherford – East Rutherford border, provides train service on NJ Transit's Bergen County Line.[116] The Meadowlands station[117] offers service on the Meadowlands Rail Line, which began in June 2009, providing access between the Meadowlands Sports Complex and Secaucus Junction, and from there to other NJ Transit lines with trains operating before and after games and other events at the complex.[118]

NJ Transit buses include the 160, 163, 164 and 322 routes serving the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan; the 76 to Newark; and local service on the 703 route.[119][120]

Notable people edit

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with East Rutherford include:

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